Public Relations (PR) Officer Salary

An average Public Relations Officer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $45K annually. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority (84 percent) of Public Relations Officers who took the survey are female. Most Public Relations Officers report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$29,849 - $85,367

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$13.40 - $63.02

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$29,849 - $85,367  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,574  
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$30,294 - $101,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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Hourly Rate
$13.40 - $63.02  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $19,574  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,294 - $101,850  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Job Description for Public Relations (PR) Officer

Public relations (PR) officer jobs are typically classified as marketing or communications positions. Public relations officers are responsible for planning, developing, and implementing marketing and communication strategies for an organization. They are also responsible for presenting these strategies to the organization’s clients, stakeholders, and the general public. A public relations officer’s main objective is to communicate with the media and other outside news and press organizations to ensure that all media communications regarding the company are positive. This position is present in many different industries, including hospitals, businesses, universities, construction firms, law firms, manufacturing facilities, and many others. The public relations officer is also responsible for writing speeches and public presentations; preparing visual aids, press releases, and news releases; compiling and distributing media press kits; and organizing public events.

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Public Relations (PR) Officer Tasks

  • Plan and advertise special events.
  • React to publicity situations and interact with the press to improve organizational image.
  • Interact with the press and the public, forming strong positive relations.
  • Create, support, steer and track publicity campaigns.
  • Set brand standards and design online and paper materials are up to date.

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Public Relations Officers who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Media / Public Relations and Oral / Verbal Communication are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Those listing Oral / Verbal Communication as a skill should be prepared for drastically lower pay.

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Experience Affects Public Relations (PR) Officer Salaries

Experienced
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Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Public Relations (PR) Officer Salaries

National Average
$45,000

Media / Public Relations
up arrow 1%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 67%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 13%
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